In the 43rd match of the IPL 2020, KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are facing David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). It is their second meeting in the ongoing IPL season.
It is the 11th match for both these teams in the IPL 2020. In the IPL 2020 points table, while both teams have earned 8 points each with the help of four victories (lost other six matches), SunRisers Hyderabad are in the 5th position and Kings XI Punjab are in the 6th position.
During the 22nd match of the IPL 2020, they met for the first time in this season where SRH won that match by 69 runs.
IPL 2020, Match 43: Kings XI Punjab vs SunRisers Hyderabad (KXIP vs SRH) – Toss Report
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to field first. SRH made the only alteration in the playing XI as Khaleel Ahmed replaced Shahbaz Nadeem.
Warner said, “We’re going to have a bowl first. I think the last game proved that a little bit of dew came towards the end. Towards the back end there was a bit of pace on the wicket. Each game presents a new challenge, these guys are on a roll and it was nice for us as well to win the last game and get some momentum. We have spoken a lot about our middle order and it was nice to see the guys play without risk in the last game. Khaleel Ahmed comes in for Nadeem.”
On the other hand, KXIP captain KL Rahul confirmed that they made two changes in the playing XI. Mandeep Singh and Chris Jordan replaced Mayank Agarwal and Jimmy Neesham.
Rahul said, “I would’ve liked to bowl as well. We’ve batted second in the last few games which we’ve won. The wicket shouldn’t change much, it looks good. Winning obviously gives the group a lot of confidence especially when it comes against the top three teams. Different people have put their hands up in all three games which was pleasing. We had to win each game in the second half and we’re taking it one game at a time. Chris has been a big matchwinner, he has come good and brings calm and a winning spirit into the dressing room. He keeps the mood of the dressing room very light and the boys love playing with him.
“It has been different people in different games, the bowling has come good as well. Maxwell coming good in the last game gives confidence to the group. Hopefully we can play aggressive cricket. Two changes – Mayank Agarwal and Jimmy Neesham miss out and Mandeep Singh and Chris Jordan come in.”
IPL 2020, Match 43: Kings XI Punjab vs SunRisers Hyderabad (KXIP vs SRH) – Playing XIs
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): KL Rahul (C/wk), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh